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August 7, 2013

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to never ever again send an email that blows you up


Who among us has not had a bad moment or ten over the years after mistakenly hitting "CC" or "Forward" and then "Send" — only to realize something just went out to the wrong person?

And sometimes not just wrong, but capable of destroying your personal or professional life just like that?

Sure, we all read about the emails that get introducted in court and make clowns of people who previously gave the impression of great rectitude and propriety.

But I'm talking here about jokes and T-shirts and quotes I find hilarious that are so politically incorrect that if I published them here, I'd be flamed into nonexistence.

Lotta trolls out there with VERY short fuses.

Yeah, I'm talkin' about YOU.

But I digress.

A few minutes ago I got an incoming email that was so dumb I instantly decided to forward it to my BFF Cary (N.B.: he arrives this Friday afternoon from Texas for the premiere episode of "The Joe & Cary Show," airing this weekend in this space, time TBD — stay tuned) and just as I was about hit "Send" I looked in the address box and saw not his name but someone who would've been deeply offended and angered by the email's content.


There's gotta be a better way, I thought.

And all of a sudden the penny dropped and there it was: simply take a screen shot of the email I was about to forward and have it show up on my desktop, then send it on in a new email which I am far more apt to address properly than a quick "Forward."

I am so pleased with this new method but only wish I had thought of it years ago, before all the self-created disasters that resulted from the old way of doing things.

You can too! 

August 7, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

MagStay — "Stop accidental disconnects and/or pop-offs from your MacBook Air or Pro"


From the website:






The MagStay aids the connection of your MagSafe 2, protecting it from unintentional disconnections or pop-offs from your Macbook Air.


Magsafe 2 works wonderfully disconnecting under most circumstances, as it is supposed to.


However, while your using MacBook Air as a laptop, undesired disconnections occur.


MagStay will keep your MagSafe connected without false positive disconnections while in your lap.

Two Positions — Opened or Closed

With the laptop screen open, the MagStay is captured over the MagSafe 2 power connection as well as being slid over and under the laptop frame, creating a secure locking connection.

MagStay can be removed, rotated, and reattached to the MagSafe 2 for use with a closed screen.

In both positions, there is view port access to the power light and a lock screw to keep the MagStay securely attached to the MagSafe 2 during use and storage.


Two versions — MS-02 for MacBook Air and MS-01 MacBook Pro.

Apiece, $20.99 ("Laptop & power connection cord not [my italics] included").

August 7, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

The shape of things to come — Roz Chast


"This is a great cartoon, really, because it's humor that is meaningful and absolutely true," said Bob Mankoff, who rates it among the all-time top 11 ever to have appeared in The New Yorker.

He added, "If we look at the obituaries and see our own age there, it's chilling."

[via TED Blog]

August 7, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Yoyogi Park [Tokyo] Grass iPhone 5 Case


From the website:

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Shibaful is an iPhone 5 Case that reproduces the look and texture of the grass in Tokyo's Yoyogi park.

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The case is made using electrostatic flocking, where five differently-colored fiber particles are dropped from above, resulting in a real grass texture that is also superbly relaxing to the eye.

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The makers hope to create similar phone covers modeled on parks in London and New York.

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Limited edition.

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Made in Japan.


Still not convinced?

You're a hard sell, aren't you?

For you, a video.

$49 (iPhone 5 not included).

August 7, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Volume Control Pacifier



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